As the country braces itself for the “Silver Tsunami”, we need to arm our Seniors with good information and guide them through the on-slaught of “help” they are being offered. Tune in Sunday 9-10AM on The News and Talk of Sonoma County KSRO 1350Am.
This week’s show will focus primarily on Senior homeowners who wish to remain in thier homes and “age in place” gracefully….and safely. Our Guests Marilyn Barnes of Senior Helpers North Bay and Frank Samson of Senior Care Athourity are both strong supporters of the local senior community. They offer a wealth of information on aging in place with reliable in home care, home alterations that may be necessary, and ideas on other ways to make staying home a good, safe option.
Marilyn Barnes; Senior Helpers North Bay
Marilyn has worked in the homecare industry for 26 years, starting as a caregiver on nights and weekends and moving to management approximately 11 years ago. Marilyn is an active member in the Sonoma Co. Execs. and a member of the Section on Aging Chapters in Sonoma and Napa counties. Marilyn has been instrumental in starting many community education programs to assist in a better understanding of what services are available, what each service does and helping seniors and their families connect with such services.
Frank Samson; Senior Care Authority
Frank has had a passion for senior care since having to care for family members and personally experience the challenges that face families today. After several years of researching the health care industry, he began Senior Care Authority, which has already helped many families throughout Northern California.
Frank is a member of Section on Aging Chapters in Sonoma, Marin, Napa and Solano Counties. In addition, he is part of the Senior Roundtable in San Francisco. He was also instrumental in starting the North Bay Senior Alliance (NBSA), which assists the aging population with services from in-home care, senior placement, Medi-Cal planning, financial planning and legal services., His expertise in senior care has given him the opportunity to write regular columns on this subject in local newspapers. In addition, he hosts a weekly radio show called “The Aging Boomers” on 91.3 FM, KSVY, Sonoma.